The 2023 Basketball World Cup draw will take place on 31 August. From November, the Belgian Lions will compete for a place at the World Cup in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines (25 August – 10 September 2023). After five consecutive European Championships, national coach Tario Gerkaja now wants to qualify for the World Championships for the first time.
The 32-team field for the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualification will kick off this week at the end of the second half of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Europe Pre-Qualification Stage. North Macedonia and Slovakia are demanding the last two tickets combined with the six teams that still have tickets. Eight countries advanced to the Pre-Qualification Stage of the 2023 FIFA Basketball World Cup Europe: Belarus, Iceland, Latvia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Slovakia and Sweden. They competed in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers, and have already booked a place in the FIBA EuroBasket 2022 Finals with 24 other countries.
The 24 countries: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine.
Twelve European countries for the World Cup
Through the qualifiers, 12 European nations earned tickets to the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifying Draw will take place on Tuesday 31 August at 12pm and will be broadcast live on the FIBA YouTube Channel. The 2023 FIFA Basketball World Cup is being held in Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines, the first time the World Cup has been held in several countries.
Three Olympics, 17 European Championships
The Belgian Lions have participated in the European Championship 17 times. In 2022, this will be no less than the fifth time in a row. They competed in three Olympics in 1936, 1948 and 1952. Only 6 European countries were allowed to play and compete in Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union (including Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Georgia, Latvia, Estonia) and Yugoslavia (along with Serbia and Slovenia). ). With Croatia (Montenegro, Macedonia) and leading players like Spain, Greece, Turkey, France and Italy nearly impossible, basketball with the Belgian Lions focus now on going to the World Cup early on. The Belgian Lions will find out their World Cup qualifiers on August 31, with the first World Cup qualifiers taking place in November.